I decided that this week I would only use birds shots that I took this week and would add some music at the end. If I hadn't been in a hurry to add music last week I would have used some recent shots from a folk museum.
The first shot of the male cardinal in my pecan tree seems to me like an example of how well coordinated the feathers are to the leaves. The second shot of the female cardinal bathing was harder to get because the males hog the bird baths. I have many more shots of the males bathing than the females.
The robin above was singing to me which was how I spotted it. The little sparrow below blends so well in with the leaves and deck that they are easy to miss.
The birds often swarm to the wires and I have managed to get a lot of shots lately when I'm at stop lights of this phenomenon.
Now for the musical bonus. The Amy Aldrich Rockerfeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, VA has an exhibit called Cross Rhythyms: Folk Musical Instruments.
Unless the drawer is removed from the chest of drawers above it looks like a normal drawer. However, it has a built in piano. Because the piano is hiddlen unless the drawer is removed one guess is that the family's religion may have prohibited music so the piano was hidden. No one knows for sure if that was the case but it seems like a reasonable guess.
I enjoyed the exhibit with various instruments. The banjo below caught my eye.
I also like the mixed display below although I don't remember any information about the instruments.
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